Monthly Archives: May 2011

On Memorial Day…

IN FLANDERS FIELD In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short … Continue reading

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Curiosity in Philosophy

For those with a more philosophical bend, the New York Times as re-started their philosophy column/blog entitled The Stone.  To kick things off, Justin E.H. Smith asks whether specialization to the exclusion of curiosity is really all that beneficial a … Continue reading

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Baja Arizona and State Secession

    Every once in awhile, you hear the talk from Northern Virginia about how they pay more into state government than they get back, that Richmond bleeds them dry, and that they should secede from the Commonwealth writ large … Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Sucker (or How to Divide a Polity in 10 Years or Less)

It’s always fascinated me how people can do or say the most heinous things to someone else just by objectifying them.  Of course, when its you who becomes the target of such oppression, we’re always quick to scream about injustice. … Continue reading

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